Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors Ltd

18 reviews

Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors Ltd, Wiltshire, funeral director in Wiltshire

Compassionate and courteous funeral director services serving Salisbury and the surrounding villages.

Latest Verified Reviews

Cynthia Fairclough 2nd Aug 2021

Excellent friendly and professional service throughout. Nothing was to much trouble to see us through our sad loss Thank you Darren to you and your team.

John Lawrence 13th Jul 2021

Darren and Chris offered a really oersonal service and nothing we asked for was too much trouble. We were recommended to them by three people, two of whom have worked with a number of funeral directors in Salisbury and we were not disappointed.

Stephen Want 3rd May 2021

A truly excellent service from start to finish. Darren MacDonald and his team provided the best experience possible, and were supportive and sensitive throughout. They were also extraordinary value in what can be a very expensive business. Thank you. 

Reviews

Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
26 Pennyfarthing St
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 1HJ

About Us

Established in 2014, this Salisbury-based funeral home is managed by funeral director Darren MacDonald and offers a wide range of funeral arranging services.

Serving the city of Salisbury and the surrounding villages, Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors can help with all your needs, including burials, cremations, exhumations and repatriations, will writing, memorials, photography, floral tributes and prearranged funerals. Free probate and estate administration advice is available through the Steel Rose Group.

Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors is open for enquiries between Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and out of hours by appointment, with a 24-hour on call response. The premises offer free parking, an arranging office, reception area, workshop, and a chapel of rest for you to say goodbye to your loved one in peace.

The team at Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors understands that each funeral should be as unique as the person who has died. They aim to tailor their services to the family’s wishes, so that the bereaved can say a fond farewell to someone they loved. With the experience and knowledge to provide guidance at your time of need, Darren MacDonald offers a quality and affordable service.

Contact Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Jackie   Elizabeth Sutton

Jackie Elizabeth Sutton

Aug 2021 - Mar 1969

Bruce Michael   Lawson

Bruce Michael Lawson

May 1963 - Jul 2021

Phyllis   Muriel Hebdidge

Phyllis Muriel Hebdidge

Mar 1931 - Jul 2021

Robyn   Wiseman

Robyn Wiseman

May 1976 - Jun 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Cynthia Fairclough 2nd Aug 2021

    Excellent friendly and professional service throughout. Nothing was to much trouble to see us through our sad loss Thank you Darren to you and your team.

  • 5 John Lawrence 13th Jul 2021

    Darren and Chris offered a really oersonal service and nothing we asked for was too much trouble. We were recommended to them by three people, two of whom have worked with a number of funeral directors in Salisbury and we were not disappointed.

  • 5 Stephen Want 3rd May 2021

    A truly excellent service from start to finish. Darren MacDonald and his team provided the best experience possible, and were supportive and sensitive throughout. They were also extraordinary value in what can be a very expensive business. Thank you. 

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Stephen,  Thank you very much for leaving a review on 3rd May, very much appreciated all your lovely kind words. We are pleased you are happy with our services at this very difficult time for you and your family, was a lovely service to celebrate your father life.   Wishing you all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Michele Cleaver 13th Apr 2021

    The personal approach Darren MacDonald and his team gave us was outstanding. We could not have picked better for my father's Funeral. Compassionate, kind and calming, incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I really felt looked any concerns which were minor were addressed promptly. On the day of the funeral everything was perfectly organised and Darren ensured we were all looked after. The spray of flowers were stunning and uplifting and the thoughtful suggestion of the Union Jack was perfect - something we had not thought to ask. Darren and his team did my father proud and I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors. Thank you from all of us.

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Michele,   Thank you very much for leaving a review few days ago, very much appreciated all your lovely kind words. We are pleased you are happy with our services at this very difficult time for you and Mike, was a lovely service to celebrate Eric life.   Wishing you all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Richard Avery 22nd Feb 2021

    Darren provided a compassionate and sensitive service. We had a couple of minor wishes which he incorporated without hitch or fuss. His attitude was professional but relaxed and appropriate. He and Chris kept us fully up to date as the preparations advanced. He liaised very closely with Louise Jopling, the Humanist Celebrant, to provide us with a wonderful woodland burial that was appreciated by all who attended. The costs of the funeral were very reasonable and I would fully and unhesitatingly recommend his services. 

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Richard,  Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this very difficult time for you and Zak, Jan.  Wishing you all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 James Jordan 9th Feb 2021

    Darren and his team were very supportive in looking after my late brother and advise us through the process. Would certainly recommend.

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear James,  Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this very difficult time.  Wishing you and your parents, sister all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Stephen Nobbs 6th Feb 2021

    The whole team, especially Darren and Chris have at every point been exceptional, caring , considerate, compassionate. Taking their time with people who are very sad, never feeling pressurised. The flowers prepared by Darren’s wife were exceptional  Many thanks

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this very difficult time. Wishing you and Mum all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Kerri Pitman 31st Jan 2021

    Great funeral directions with personal touch. Very caring for each detail and checked many times I was happy with the plans.. I would highly recommend 😊

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Kerri,  Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this sad time.  Wishing you and all your family the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Theresa Lawrie Aston 26th Jan 2021

    Even though this is not one of the jobs you ever want to do but working alongside Darren and his team made it bearable. Support, leading, handholding, care, professional. Everything calm and respectful. Thank you. Theresa

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Theresa,  Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this sad time.  Wishing you and Christine, Stephen all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Dylan Olivier 22nd Jan 2021

    Darren and his team were lovely, they were compassionate and made the whole process a lot easier. Thank you Darren 

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Dylan,  Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this sad time, hope all your family are well. Wishing you all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Keith Hill 20th Jan 2021

    Superb. Highly recommended. Everything went very smoothly, nothing was too much trouble. Helpful, friendly, empathetic.

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Keith,  Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this very difficult time.  Wishing you all the best for the future. Warmest regards Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Dave Gillon 11th Dec 2020

    Superbly well-organised throughout the whole process. Supportive and sympathetic approach at all times. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren.

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Dave Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services. Wish you all the best for the future and your family. Best wishes Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Carol Smith 29th Nov 2020

    Respectful and quality service, Darren is so compassionate in all aspects

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Carol, Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this difficult time. Wish you all the best for the future and your family. Best wishes Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Gill Rick 23rd Nov 2020

    Kind, considerate, empathetic and honest. Darren made a really difficult time seem more bearable. Great attention to detail. Highly recommended funeral directors.

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Gill, Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services at this very difficult time. Wish you all the best for the future and your family. Best wishes Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Celeste Collins 8th Nov 2020

    Darren and his staff have been kindness itself to me. From the time he came to my house, I have felt that he understood my wishes and did everything to ensure that my husband was cared for and got the funeral he deserved. He gave me all the information I needed, in a situation where there was no close family around and I needed guidance. I would highly recommend Darren MacDonald Funeral  Directors for a kind, caring and professional service, including Martin Shallcross who did justice to my wonderful husband.

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Celeste, Thank you very much for leaving a review, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services. Wish you all the best for the future and your family. Best wishes Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Revd Molly Fletcher 2nd Oct 2020

    Thank you for everything you did for Mrs. Pattle and those of us who cared for her. It was difficult  to arrange her funeral at a distance, but it was in made much easier to say farewell to her because you surrounded us with such an appropriately gracious attitude and a totally reliable service. Thank you all so much. God bless! Molly Fletcher

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Molly, Thank you very much for leaving a review back in October, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services. Wish you all the best for the future and your family. Best wishes Darren MacDonald
  • 5 Sarah Llewelyn 21st Sep 2020

    Darren MacDonalds were brilliant, giving us great support and arranging a beautiful funeral. I recommend them to everyone, thanks

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Thank you Sarah, very kind of you to leave review and your kind words.  Was a pleasure dealing with you and your family through this difficult time. Warmest regards Darren
  • 5 Vanessa Bretherton 23rd Jul 2020

    Darren helped us really well in our sad time.He was very professional but also easy to talk to with all our questions .We as a family would highly recommend him

    Darren MacDonald replied
    Dear Vanessa, Thank you very much for leaving a review back in July, very much appreciated, we are pleased you are happy with our services. Wish you all the best for the future and your family. Best wishes Darren MacDonald

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
26 Pennyfarthing St
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 1HJ

Latest Verified Reviews

Cynthia Fairclough 2nd Aug 2021

Excellent friendly and professional service throughout. Nothing was to much trouble to see us through our sad loss Thank you Darren to you and your team.

John Lawrence 13th Jul 2021

Darren and Chris offered a really oersonal service and nothing we asked for was too much trouble. We were recommended to them by three people, two of whom have worked with a number of funeral directors in Salisbury and we were not disappointed.

Stephen Want 3rd May 2021

A truly excellent service from start to finish. Darren MacDonald and his team provided the best experience possible, and were supportive and sensitive throughout. They were also extraordinary value in what can be a very expensive business. Thank you. 

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